II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Oh be careful little mouth what you drink!

You all know...I am a SUCKER for coupons. Today, Matt was craving a Cherry Limeade so off to Sonic we went. Since we were there and I was getting hungry, I decided to "treat" myself to an order of Cheddar Peppers. Ever since I checked the nutrition facts on them and found out that a full order (4 of them) is only 280 calories...I decided this could be an occasional treat. This is actually only the 2nd time I've ordered them since then. Anyhow, while we were sitting there waiting for our order to come out, I remembered that I had some new Sonic coupons in my purse. I quickly dug them out and scanned them to see if anything we had ordered had a coupon. Nope. Darn. Then my eye caught something....hmmm...the new Java Chiller's ---a small one for only .99 cents! That sounded good and I could use a little pick-me-up so I had Matt add it to our order. I knew it was going to have somewhat of a coffee taste..but I figured for only .99 cents...I'd try it and if I didn't like it...no big loss..I'd just toss it. Well, I ordered the Mocha one and it was SO GOOD! I loved it. I actually drank every bit and savored the whole thing. THEN came the bad news. I got home and looked up the nutrition info on it. Turns out the small little evil thing had 540 calories in it!! AUGH!!! That means that with my Cheddar Peppers, I consumed 820 calories in about 10 minutes! That is AWFUL! Thank GOODNESS I did the elliptical this morning and burned 400 calories! Still...what a bummer.
I just posted this because for those of you who are watching your weight....don't forget that it's not just EATING you have to be concious of.....drinks are sometimes the WORST!


MissGotWings said...

so true! those tasty little drinks can be lethal. I used to treat myself to skim chai lattes at Starbucks (like 2-3 times a week), but when I found out how much sugar and carbs those babies had, I had to cut them out. Now I have one maybe once every few months. I just keep hearing Jillian in the back of my head "We don't drink our calories dear!"

taking care of 6 said...

Aw, I miss Sonic! Had some fun memories there. I think Illinois is as high up as they come. Never thought a drink could pack that many calories in! Good to know.

kc said...

Isn't that heartbreaking. I hate that they don't put nutritional information on the menu, or we probably wouldn't eat/drink most of the things there.
Just think, a can of coke alone can have 120 calories, and usually there are 2 servings in a can! Yikes! I will only drink Diet or Sugar Free (on the rare occasion that I'm drinking something other than water).